AU SI 419/653 - ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN EURASIA (7 pages)

Previewing pages 1, 2 of 7 page document View the full content.
View Full Document

ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN EURASIA



Previewing pages 1, 2 of actual document.

View the full content.
View Full Document
View Full Document

ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN EURASIA

97 views


Pages:
7
School:
American University
Course:
Si 419/653 - Pres, Cong & USFP - Spring 2012: Page 2. BOOKS
Pres, Cong & USFP - Spring 2012: Page 2. BOOKS Documents

Unformatted text preview:

ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN EURASIA SIS 619 011 419 059 Spring 2012 Class time T 2 35 pm 5 15 pm Location Watk 106 Office Hours T 12 00 2 00 pm TH 1 00 5 00 pm or by appointment Instructor Ekaterina Romanova E mail romanova american edu Office EQB 208B Office Number 202 885 6577 Course Description The main foci of this course are ethnopolitical conflicts in the Former Soviet Union FSU space In this course we will examine conflicts that escalated to armed violence such as Chechnya NagornoKarabakh South Ossetia Abkhazia Transnistria and Kyrgyzstan as well as latent ones such as conflicts in the North Caucasus and Crimea Throughout the semester we will explore causes dynamics development and some of the consequences of these conflicts discuss factors of ethnic violence nationalism issues of self determination and sovereignty and identity politics in the FSU Though the timeframe that the course considers starts with the fall of the Soviet Union we will look at the USSR s nationality policies and ethnic relations prior to 1991 since many conflicts originated before the FSU republics gained their independence The course is designed in four parts Part I examines ethnic relations and ethnic politics in the Soviet Union as a precursor of ethnic tension of the Soviet Union demise In this unit we will also discuss such issues as minority rights and the quest for autonomy or sovereignty Part II focuses on ethnic conflicts in the western region of Eurasia Transnistria and Crimea Part III is dedicated to the conflicts in the Caucasus In this section we will address the armed and latent conflicts in the mountainous region of Eurasia Part IV will conclude the course with an examination of the recent ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan in 2010 Course Objectives Familiarize students with the root causes of ethnic conflicts in Eurasia Increase understanding of the history context and development of ethnic conflicts and ethnic relations in Eurasia Help students think and speak critically and



View Full Document

Access the best Study Guides, Lecture Notes and Practice Exams

Loading Unlocking...
Login

Join to view ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN EURASIA and access 3M+ class-specific study document.

or
We will never post anything without your permission.
Don't have an account?
Sign Up

Join to view ETHNIC CONFLICTS IN EURASIA and access 3M+ class-specific study document.

or

By creating an account you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use

Already a member?